Dr Sherman Jackson to Give Keynote Address at CAIR-LA's 19th Annual Banquet

CAIR-LA has announced that this year's 19th annual banquet keynote speaker will be Dr Sherman Jackson.

Dr Jackson is one of the most influential American Muslim scholars in the nation, renowned for his contributions to the field of Islam in the United States and bridging the gap of understanding between Muslims and the broader community.
 He is the King Faisal Chair of Islamic Thought and Culture and Professor of Religion and American Studies and Ethnicity at the  University of Southern California   (USC).
 He has authored several books on Islam and Black America including “Islamic Law and the State:   The Constitutional Jurisprudence of Shihâb al-Dîn al-Qarâfî” and “ Islam and the Blackamerican: Looking Towards the Third Resurrection”. 
 Dr Jackson is the Co-Founder of the American Learning Institute for Muslims (ALIM), as well as past president of Shari’ah Scholar Association of North America, among other various board positions in several organizations helping to create a better understanding of Islam and Muslims in America.
Dr Sherman Jackson was twice recognized among the world’s 500 most influential Muslims in 2009 and 2012 by The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre.


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